Based on an ancient Egyptian belief, colour therapy supports the fact that colour is more than a matter of preference. Colours have the power to calm gyrating nerves, kick start the day, alleviate all types of pain, combat fear or phobias and can also help mend a broken heart.
Red helps to ignite the senses, yellow uplifts our spirit, blue is a calming colour and a cure for insomnia, white influences all the system of the body, black activates magnetic or feminine energies of the body, strengthening them and brown calms and grounds emotions and extreme mental conditions. Nowadays, colour therapy is a tool used by a lot of alternative therapists. Apart from the colour of the food, we can use various colours to enhance a table, for example, pink can be used to soothe conditions of anger and feelings of neglect, gold can be used with other colours to amplify the effects without overexciting the system, magenta is an agent for change, for the clearing out of old attitudes and obsessions, and for making a break with the post (its complement is green) and purple is a main application in detoxifying the body.
Colour therapy is a new twist, admittedly more pop psychology than you can add in a traditional cooking experience. Colour rules choices including when we need to choose the food that we will eat, the clothes we will wear and the cars that we will buy. When it comes to eating, most colour therapists believe that the colour of food can foster digestion and build immunity to disease.
Here is how a meal applying colour therapy techniques should be :
First, Red Course
This is the color believed to generate energy, awakening, power, force and fire. So, it is the best way to start a meal, isn’t it ? The red appetizer plate could include a beef tartare, a red wine beetroot glaze, pickled red onion, paprika crackers and sun-dried tomato tapenade.
Drink : A red sherry cocktail
Second, Yellow Course
Yellow colour is associated with knowledge, cheerfulness, warming and confidence. Seafood can give a great push to that and serving pasta with yellow curry for example can be a very pleasant vision for the eyes.
Drink : Wine !
Third Course, Brown
An all chocolate dessert ? Colour therapy depicts brown as appealing to those who are practical by nature and attracted to a simple, natural life. That colour is also considered to promote solid relationships and loyal friendships. So, that is not at all a bad way to end a meal with family or friends.
Drink: chocolate mojito 😀